I just got a text from a customer I did a 4 point for a couple of months back asking me about their “Fire alarms” (I assume they mean smoke alarms) not working and why didn’t I alert them to this fact?.
Granted, I’m a newb inspector compared to most of you folks here. Maybe I missed something here but, testing smoke/CO alarms - as far as using the test button; is something I do regularly as part of a standard home Inspection and not a 4 - Point.
On a 4-Point I report only on the 4 major systems and smoke detectors attached to an alarm system isn’t part of it. Am I off the rails on this?
Their Insurance Co. is State Farm if I remember correctly. I used John Shishilla’s fillable .pdf on this inspection. Does State Farm have a form of their own that request this?
I haven’t spoke to the customer yet.
Any opinions/guidance or even correction on how I perform my 4-points is appreciated regarding this situation.
Thanks in advance.